|Project by JeffStarr||posted 04-08-2009 06:10 PM||2551 views||4 times favorited||12 comments|
The Grizzly Bear gun is a Colt 45 Long Rifle. It was a beautiful piece to begin with. The gun owner wanted a bear and gave me the artistic liberty to come up with something nice for him. I chose basket weave again and kept the engraving a lighter stain to help the bear pop out more. I tried paint the bear and the scene with different hues of stain to get the effect I wanted. Usually I just stain the whole engraving the same color. I feel it worked here and will use this technique again in the future. The leaves were a lot of fun to do and helped to frame the engraved areas.
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